Book Riot is doing another Read Harder Challenge list of 24 reading tasks to be completed in 2016. I’m tempted because I’m a sucker for a challenge. But I already said I wasn’t going to do any reading projects in 2016. So, I’m officially not doing this challenge.
But… just for fun, I am going to track how the books I do read off my TBR in 2016 match up with the tasks on this reading challenge list. I’ve already tagged some books and added them to a new Goodreads shelf. I probably won’t check off all the tasks, but I am curious how many I can check off without really trying.
Here is the list for 2016 (and selections from my TBR are in parenthesis):
- Read a horror book (Slade House)
- Read a nonfiction book about science (Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves)
- Read a collection of essays (The Empathy Exams)
- Read a book out loud to someone else (Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free)
- Read a middle grade novel (The Neptune Project)
- Read a biography, not a memoir, or an autobiography (Kingpin)
- Read a dystopian or post apocalyptic novel (The Harvest)
- Read a book originally published in the decade you were born (To Ride Pegasus <–technically a re-read, but I’d intended to re-read it anyway)
- Listen to an audio book that won an Audie Award (Yes Please)
- Read a book over 500 pages long (Poseidon’s Wake)
- Read a book under 100 pages (Binti)
- Read a book by or about a person who identifies as transgender (George)
- Read a book that is set in the Middle East (Escape From Baghdad!)
- Read a book by an author from Southeast Asia (The Ghost Bride or The Garden of Evening Mists)
- Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900 (Hild)
- Read the first book in a series by a person of color (the first book of The Inheritance Trilogy)
- Read a non-superhero comic that debuted in the past three years (Bitch Planet)
- Read a book that was adapted into a movie, then watch the movie (The 5th Wave)
- Read a non-fiction book about feminism or dealing with feminist themes (Lean In)
- Read a book about religion, fiction or non-fiction (No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam)
- Read a book about politics in your country or another, fiction or non-fiction (maybe Our Kids or North Korea Confidential?)
- Read a food memoir (An Embarrassment of Mangoes)
- Read a play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
- Read a book with a main character who has a mental illness (The Boy Who Went Away)
One thought on “Reading List: Book Riot’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge”
I have both horror and religion books that I’m likely to push on you! I never do reading challenges; I’m too whimsical. This is a great list, though!
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